03-10-2013 09:16 PM
53 123
tools
  1. JRDroid's Avatar
    I really, really want to want this phone. But I'm coming from a Galaxy Note, and I don't think I can go back to a sub-5" screen. I've had and returned several 4.7" screen phones before. I feel like its too big to use with one hand but too small to provide a truly excellent multi-media experience. I'd rather have a 4" very easy to use in one hand phone (ala iPhone 5) or a multi-media 5.5" monster like the Note 2 or LG Optimus Pro.

    So as much as I love all the audio and camera tech in the HTC One (two areas that are HUGE for me in smart phones and tech products in general), I don't think I could live with its awkward middle man screen size.
    02-19-2013 10:54 AM
  2. Ry's Avatar
    I really, really want to want this phone. But I'm coming from a Galaxy Note, and I don't think I can go back to a sub-5" screen. I've had and returned several 4.7" screen phones before. I feel like its too big to use with one hand but too small to provide a truly excellent multi-media experience. I'd rather have a 4" very easy to use in one hand phone (ala iPhone 5) or a multi-media 5.5" monster like the Note 2 or LG Optimus Pro.

    So as much as I love all the audio and camera tech in the HTC One (two areas that are HUGE for me in smart phones and tech products in general), I don't think I could live with its awkward middle man screen size.
    Get a DROID DNA or import one of the Butterfly models if you want an HTC phone over 5".

    4.7" is probably better for the current average and by average I mean not tiny (4.3" used to be HUGE!) and not gigantic (5.5").
    Aquila likes this.
    02-19-2013 10:56 AM
  3. Paul627g's Avatar
    I think the screen size won't hurt this phone in any way. Looks like HTC has a winner in their pocket here.
    02-19-2013 10:56 AM
  4. a22matic's Avatar
    4.7 works for me. My EVO LTE is 4.7, and I've been pleased. There are other options out there for individuals who like larger phones. Can't wait until late March!
    02-19-2013 11:11 AM
  5. delta7's Avatar
    4.7 works for me. My EVO LTE is 4.7, and I've been pleased. There are other options out there for individuals who like larger phones. Can't wait until late March!
    how's the battery life? looking to buy one to have as a backup....

    2300mah to me is a disappointment and htc can't afford that.
    02-19-2013 12:02 PM
  6. heymecalvy's Avatar
    Yeah, I mean I'm really happy about the Nexus 4's 4.7 inch screen. It's definitely on the larger side for a one-hander, but if you have big hands like me, that's not a problem at all. I think screen dimensions are an important factor here too though, like the DNA is really long, so it's kinda hard to use with one thumb
    02-19-2013 12:02 PM
  7. Cattails_r_Edible's Avatar
    My EVO is 4.7 inches also! I have found it to be the perfect size for me! I will be getting the one in may!

    Remember what the doormouse said, feed your head!
    02-19-2013 12:04 PM
  8. Technosticrati's Avatar
    Yes, very disappointed. Should have rivaled the S4. HTC likes playing catch up every year and this year is no different.

    Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums
    smooth3006 likes this.
    02-19-2013 12:06 PM
  9. bassdelux15's Avatar
    I'm glad that they stuck with 4.7 inches. Felt like thats the perfect balance between screen real estate and pocketability.
    02-19-2013 12:08 PM
  10. NoYankees44's Avatar
    No way disappointing with the screen size. I am a little disappointed with the size of the device. They should have really capitalized on it being smaller, but alas, we are in the era of gimmicky 5"+ clone phones. Small means bad apparently. Ergonomics be damed
    Ry, Citizen Coyote, Aquila and 2 others like this.
    02-19-2013 12:12 PM
  11. JRDroid's Avatar
    I'm glad that they stuck with 4.7 inches. Felt like thats the perfect balance between screen real estate and pocketability.
    I've never understood this line of argument. I can comfotably put a 7" tablet in my pants pocket. Maybe I don't wear tight enough pants?
    BHBandit and Aquila like this.
    02-19-2013 12:13 PM
  12. Ry's Avatar
    I can comfotably put a 7" tablet in my pants pocket.
    LOL
    Aquila and Rizz1-2 like this.
    02-19-2013 12:18 PM
  13. DWS44's Avatar
    Personally, I'm glad they didn't make it any larger. Only way I'd have wanted a larger screen would have been with less bezel around it to maintain similar overall size. I only recently moved to an Evo LTE after years with the OG Evo. The size of the LTE is growing on me, but couldn't imagine comfortably carrying/using one much larger. (Thats what I have a tablet for. LOL)
    02-19-2013 12:21 PM
  14. ArgonNJ#CB's Avatar
    4.7 is the perfect "phone" size device. If you want bigger, then the phablet market is for you.
    02-19-2013 12:23 PM
  15. doomstang's Avatar
    I'm ok with the 4.7
    It would be nice to have maybe bumped it up just a TINY bit so people would say "the screen is even bigger yet it still the same size in my hand!"
    02-19-2013 12:29 PM
  16. Citizen Coyote's Avatar
    So happy they didn't make it a 5" phone. Not every new phone needs to intrude on phablet space.
    02-19-2013 01:36 PM
  17. Garrett92C's Avatar
    NO! I applaud HTC for keeping the screen size below 5".

    I hate the current trend of "bigger is better".
    02-19-2013 01:39 PM
  18. Richard Devine's Avatar
    Smaller phones are better for people like me and Phil Nickinson with small hands :-)

    Unless you're offering an experience like the Note, is a massive screen necessary?

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    frellingfrakker likes this.
    02-19-2013 02:36 PM
  19. mightyfacundo's Avatar
    Ye very disappointed. Should have rivaled the S4. HTC likes playing catch up every year and this year is no different.

    Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums
    How so? What are you looking for from your next phone that this is a disappointment? Thanks.
    coronaboy10 likes this.
    02-19-2013 02:43 PM
  20. nokia4life's Avatar
    Works for me if ya want s phablet lg will be releasing the optimus pro and you have the galaxy notes this is a phone perfect for me.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
    02-19-2013 02:46 PM
  21. Ry's Avatar
    Yes, very disappointed. Should have rivaled the S4. HTC likes playing catch up every year and this year is no different.

    Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums
    So tell us what's official about the Galaxy S IV as of today, 2013-02-19.
    Aquila likes this.
    02-19-2013 02:50 PM
  22. Technosticrati's Avatar
    How so? What are you looking for from your next phone that this is a disappointment? Thanks.
    A 4.99 screen and I'm sold! Otherwise I think it looks fantastic.

    Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums
    mightyfacundo likes this.
    02-19-2013 04:22 PM
  23. doomstang's Avatar
    A 4.99 screen and I'm sold! Otherwise I think it looks fantastic.
    Lmao....so have you mocked up a phone and done extensive testing to find that exactly 4.99 inches of screen is optimal for you or did you just decide to go by the rumored specs of a phone you have never seen, much less held.
    Aquila and a22matic like this.
    02-19-2013 04:27 PM
  24. NoYankees44's Avatar
    Lmao....so have you mocked up a phone and done extensive testing to find that exactly 4.99 inches of screen is optimal for you or did you just decide to go by the rumored specs of a phone you have never seen, much less held.
    Simple math man. 4.99>4.7

    Duhz Didntz Youz Knoz thatz. Nothing Elze Matterz

    Edit: Dont forget its called the SIV and the internet already says its to be the best phone ever and that anything else is worse. I mean everyone else should just wait till it comes out and then copy it right? Its what the internet says...
    Ry, xlDeMoNiClx, Aquila and 2 others like this.
    02-19-2013 04:40 PM
  25. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    In limited use, I think it's a borderline one-hander device. Not as big as a GNote, for sure. But I'm going to have to adjust to single-hand it the same way I do, say, the N4. Gonna be interesting, for sure.
    Ry, Aquila, XChrisX and 2 others like this.
    02-19-2013 05:08 PM
53 123

Similar Threads

  1. Anyone else getting 4G in the Easton PA area?
    By anthony2558 in forum Verizon HTC Thunderbolt
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 04-06-2013, 06:45 AM
  2. Anyone else have issues with the screen saturation?
    By xavier28 in forum HTC EVO 4G LTE
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 06-13-2012, 01:45 PM
  3. Replies: 39
    Last Post: 06-30-2010, 11:30 AM
  4. Anyone else unable to get the Fandango App?
    By bdarknessb in forum HTC EVO 4G
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 06-13-2010, 10:06 AM
  5. Is anyone else just ants in the pants about a rooted Evo?
    By vbsoulpole in forum HTC EVO 4G Rooting, ROMs, and Hacks
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 05-23-2010, 08:45 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD